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US Reputation Around the World Is on the Up

America is turning a popularity corner. In a BBC World Service poll, 35 percent of people from all over the world said the US has a positive influence, up from 31 percent last year. The view that the US has a negative influence declined from 52 percent to 47 percent.

The pollsters credit various factors including: extra attention to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process; a firmer stance on global warming; the election of pro-US Nicolas Sarkozy in France; decreased violence in Iraq; and the upcoming presidential election. World citizens hope that the next president will pursue a more collaborative foreign policy.

Comparatively, Iran and Israel received the most negative ratings. Doing a 180 from about 60 years ago, Japan and Germany have the highest positive ratings. Russia gets a 37 percent approval rating, higher than the US.

Surprised by these results? Do you think approval will increase with the next US president, or is a superpower destined to be judge critically?

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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
I was getting used to being the Johnny Lawrence of the world.
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 7 years
~ I *less than three* Lewis Black! ~
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 7 years
Encouraging news (though I was under the impression that it was nearly impossible for the States to become any *less* popular, so. . .when you're on the bottom, the only other direction is up).
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
LOL! It was just so appropriate for this topic.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
Thats the second time you've posted that!! Do you just keep it on copy so you can quick draw it on paste??
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Well at least we're not as low as Georgies approval. http://youtube.com/watch?v=4mCDZMWVWuc
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
http://youtube.com/watch?v=4mCDZMWVWuc
raciccarone raciccarone 7 years
35% approval is good? I guess that means I did graduate high school!
syako syako 7 years
It is interesting that when you look at the participating countries chart there are no former Soviet countries besides Russia - so that could be one reason...
Jillness Jillness 7 years
Russia is more popular than America? Yowza!
Jillness Jillness 7 years
Russia is more popular than America? Yowza!
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
haha, yea Syako, I agree... but I was pleasantly surprised about America... cue National Anthem...
syako syako 7 years
I am a bit surprised that Russia who openly sends weapons to Iran, is a bully to all of it's neighbors, has a state-run press and pretty much has a dictator would rate higher than America. :oy:
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